Things to Do in November in Edmonton
Winter in Edmonton means more events, more fun, and more outdoor adventure! Whether you're cheering on the Edmonton Oilers, hitting a legendary winter festival, or spending and afternoon getting acquainted with one of the city's trailblazing attractions – there’s always something to do in Alberta's capital. Dust off your puffy coat and get ready to make this November one for the books!
On November 11, remember to take time to reflect on the achievements and sacrifices of those who served our country in times of war and peace.
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
Since launching in 1998, Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival remains Alberta’s largest and most beloved food & adult beverage event. Explore an incredible array of dynamic wines, smooth spirits, and downright delicious beers from around the globe, all under one roof at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Cap it all off with tantalizing bites from some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and food purveyors, and you’ve got a can’t-miss event.
An Udderly Great Time
Calling all ag-thusiasts! Farmfair International is one of Canada’s top agricultural shows and Alberta's largest beef cattle show, where international guests come to Edmonton to show and sell top quality livestock, make important connections, share knowledge, and build the industry. Whether you've farmed every day of your life, or you're looking for an introduction to the agricultural world, Farmfair has something for everyone. Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair!
All Is Bright Festival
The 124 Street area invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 'All is Bright' winter festival! Lose yourself in the glow of the lights, bask in the warmth of the Beverage Gardens, and cook some delicious treats over a fire. You'll be swept away while getting to enjoy some of Edmonton's best local businesses and artisans. Head to Helen Nolan Park for an evening of music and celebration, and the dramatic light-up ceremony! This is a scorcher of a street party in one of Edmonton’s coolest neighbourhoods.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers are coming to Edmonton for a double-header as Team Canada faces Venezuela and Panama and look to punch their ticket to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023!
Enter to win a pair of courtside tickets to both games, food and drinks on us at the EXPO Centre, two Edmonton Stingers' jerseys and courtside tickets to a regular season Stingers game. Contest closes November 7, 2022.
Canada VS Venezuela - November 10
Canada VS Panama - November 13
The Market Off Whyte
Start your holiday shopping right with the Christmas edition of The Market off Whyte Indie Arts & Craft Fair at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre! This free show features creative local Alberta crafters, artisans, and small businesses. You'll find tons of unique gifts including home decor, pottery, furniture, clothing, and more - all under one roof!
In Edmonton, we never let a little chill in the air stop us from enjoying our amazing patios. We've got a stellar line-up of al fresco dining options, even in the cooler months. Check out the tented patios at Sea Change Brewing Co., Tiramisu Bistro, or the Black Dog Wooftop, then mosey on over to the classic winter patios at The Next Act, Little Brick or Cafe Bicyclette. There's nothing more Canadian than enjoying a locally brewed beer under a heater or next to a beaming campfire!
What's Cooler Than the ICE District?
Head out to Edmonton's ICE District for an evening you'll never forget! Rogers Place certainly knows how to put on a show for its fans – just approaching the rink is an experience! The arena is decorated with images from Oilers history, reminding fans of Edmonton’s proud hockey tradition. You can also catch performances by John Mulaney, Bryan Adams, Arcade Fire and more this month. Check out the brand-new Canadian Icehouse or Banquet to pre-game as close to the action as possible!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Following critically acclaimed, sold-out performances in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Edmonton's Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium! Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Don't miss this adrenaline-pumping production!
Get Swept Off Your Feet
Grab your brooms, sliders, and rocks! The top club curling teams from across the country will compete in the Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships at West Edmonton Mall's Ice Palace, for the right to be named 2022's Canadian champions. Eight men's & women's teams will represent their respective provinces & territories in this epic curling battle. One thing's for sure, this sheet of ice will be serving some heat!
Disney On Ice Presents: Find Your Hero
Discover the hero inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero, an adventure filled with world-class ice skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Journey alongside Anna and Elsa on their quest to protect the kingdom. Dive “Under the Sea” and test the power of true love with The Little Mermaid. Discover that courage, determination, and heart are all part of the hero in you!
Escape to a quiet oasis of light at Luminaria: A Winter Garden Story. This evening festival is inspired by alpine holiday markets, where guests of all ages can explore the tastes, sights, sounds and surprises that tell a magical winter story. The Kurimoto Japanese Garden hosts the traditional Luminaria event, with candles lighting the walk and Memory Lane open for guests to light a candle in honour of a loved one. Stroll through the lit pathways while sipping hot apple cider, enjoying seasonal sounds of strolling a cappella singers and spotting magical “snow sprites” within glittering ice sculptures.
November 23 - December 31
Winter Whyte Light Up
Head to Old Strathcona for the annual Winter Whyte Light Up! The Old Strathcona Business Association is turning McIntyre Park into a winter wonderland and celebrating the holiday season. Outdoor activities are family-friendly, free, and there are several buildings nearby to access washrooms. Plus, there will be plenty of hot drinks available for purchase, winter treats, and fire pits to keep you cozy. Kick off the holiday season in one of Edmonton's most enchanting districts!
Discover the Blue Whale
Dive deep into the story and explore the world's largest and one of the most mysterious animals, the blue whale at Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story. Discover a complete blue whale skeleton, how they evolved, their heart size, their ability to communicate, and more mind-blowing biology about why these giants are Earth's largest animals at the TELUS World of Science!
Indigenous Peoples Experience
The Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park has extended and opened its doors until December! Gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations' and Métis Peoples' histories and perspectives. The stories, music, artwork, and text in the experience come from local Indigenous perspectives and voices, gathered through engagement with local Indigenous communities and research.
Saturdays and Sundays from 12p.m. - 4p.m.
October 2 - December 18
Almost a Full Moon at the Citadel
The Citadel Theatre is an Edmonton-grown theatrical powerhouse that creates extraordinary productions and offers exceptional live performance that transport you to worlds beyond your imagination. Catch the upcoming show Almost a Full Moon on the live stage! This beautiful new holiday musical follows three storylines that chase in and out of different ages of Christmas, love, and family, winding together for a timeless story.